The Newtown Pentacle

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Back in session, your Newtown Pentacle is.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Oh, the humanity and the carnage! Happy Rosh Hashanah to all of you heathens out there, and a short holiday post arrives in your inboxes today. I’ve had quite a last week, and think I may have managed to piss off everybody encountered. It’s what I do, I guess.

Currently, there’s a large group of bicycle enthusiasts angry at me for describing their tactic of waiting for somebody to get killed and then rallying for more bike lanes while acting like buzzards circling a highway and looking for more roadkill. They’re nice.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The Taxi people also don’t like me. I personally don’t care that their dying industry has been disrupted by better versions of “for hire” cars. I’ve never had an Uber or Lyft driver refuse to go to Queens, or say they won’t take me to industrial Maspeth from Astoria, and even though I’m sure that the venture capitalists running both of these services are eaters of roasted baby flesh in their off time – when I need a ride on a rainy night, I don’t find myself standing in the middle of nowhere as cab after cab rejects a street hail so that they can get back to Manhattan or the airports.

Google up who owns the majority of the medallions issued by TLC, and you’ll discover a less than salubrious bunch of millionaires whose exploitation of their work force would curl the mustache hair of any 19th century robber baron.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The government people are annoyed by me as well, for the constant pointing out of their shortcomings.

Hey, you don’t run a blog about NYC without the intention of complaining, right?

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Written by Mitch Waxman

September 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

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  1. I hereby nominate Mitch as New York City’s premier troll of purple prose, grand eloquent master shitlord (actually a positive title in internet culture) and grand dispenser of the black pill !
    All in favor….

    Now then, as you have dutifully pointed out the problems, perhaps you’d like to share the solution to these paltry dilemmas. Otherwise the uninformed noob may mistake the Newtown Pentacle as being on the same pedestrian level as some other sites like say, Queenscrap, peddling dreary rant porn and despair porn.

    Don Cavaioli


    September 10, 2018 at 12:39 pm

  2. Hey Mitch, Happy New Year to you too. I guess the Day of Atonement is going to be a long one for you regarding all the people you’ve pissed off, but I’m in your camp on the scourge of cyclists in our city. I’m all for the velocipede as a transportation alternative, and support a carefully planned road architecture to encourage it, but if society is to make the environment safe and conducive to the cyclists, then they should need to be registered users, and policing of their use of the infrastructure should be effective and corrective!


    September 11, 2018 at 12:38 pm

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